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Local Government

2009 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to LOCAL GOVERNMENT, January through May, 2009.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

January through May, 2009

Associated Press
County, city form unified government
Chanute Tribune, 1/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Fuel taxes time to pay up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2009

Newspapers best for legal notices [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Extension offices, County Commission look at partnering
Garden City Telegram, 1/13/2009

Kathryn Waller
Commissioners optimistic for '09
Manhattan Mercury, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kathryn Waller and Sarah Nightingale
City, county officials displeased
Manhattan Mercury, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Edie Ross
State savings could cost Hutch
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kathryn Waller
City, county discuss budget
Manhattan Mercury, 1/16-17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tom A. Throne
Tough times ahead for city, county
Junction City Daily Union, 1/19/2009

Jordan Chapman
Gov's proposed budget cut could cost county $900K
Junction City Daily Union, 1/21/2009

Eric Swanson
County braces for potential cuts in state aid
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/21/2009

Dave Trabert
Kansas awash in local government
Garden City Telegram, 1/22/2009

Dave Trabert
Kansas has too much government at local level
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Trabert
Kansas has too much local government [other views]
Junction City Daily Union, 1/27/2009

Ralph Ostmeyer
Consolidation considerations
Hays Daily News, 2/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick Lowry
Consolidate counties [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Salina Journal
Area towns to share funding
Salina Journal, 2/4/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Legislators sound off on idea to consolidate
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

City Hall amend charter [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2009

Mary Clarkin
Kansas too bountiful in number of counties?
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Senator doubts consolidation proposal
Hays Daily News, 2/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

County count [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2009

13 counties [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
County commission district boundaries get updated
Salina Journal, 2/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
Town has hope in store
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Land bank proposed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2009

Sen. Tim Owens redraws county lines focus on local mergers [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 2/25/2009

Step aside, Topeka [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Consolidation debate expected to re-emerge
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Residents find government aid lacking
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2009

Jordan Chapman
Wise spending puts Geary County in good shape
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Late money will pave way
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2009

Brad Cooper
On the road to improvement
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2009

Russ Morgan
City approves 2 stimulus projects
Emporia Gazette, 2/27/2009

The Salina Journal
Paths, trees planned for funds
Salina Journal, 2/28/2009

Matthew Clark
County could benefit from state stimulus dollars
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Edie Ross
Cities line up for their slice of stimulus pie
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Senate debates consolidation bill
Salina Journal, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
County-merger proposal revived
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2009

John Green
Stimulus funds eyed for Pretty Prairie needs
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Revenue debate effort taxing [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2009

Chris Green
Consolidation proposal prompts debate on panel
Garden City Telegram, 3/3/2009

David Clouston
County works to get Federal aid
Salina Journal, 3/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Brown
City will seek part of $4M stimulus money
Junction City Daily Union, 3/5/2009

Chris Green
Merger bill opposition softening
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Hope for local control [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/9/2009

City-county mergers [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Truesdale
City not keen on county's pool idea
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2009

Finn Bullers
Johnson County takes early step to replace courthouse in Olathe
Kansas City Star, 3/10/2009

Stephanie Farley
Counties lining up for money
Garden City Telegram, 3/10/2009

Tim Carpenter
Ordinance publication debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
Pittsburg commission approves projects
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Economy has bright spots
Johnson County Sun, 3/11/2009

David Klepper
Bill would let citizens vote on annexation
Kansas City Star, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
WaKeeney inquiry enters final stages
Hays Daily News, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
County-consolidation concept would work wonders for states
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2009

Brandy Nance
So far, so good for county
Emporia Gazette, 3/13/2009

Tim Unruh
Land sale totally 'mishandled'
Salina Journal, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
New approach to thorny problem
Johnson County Sun, 3/18/2009

Chris Green
Senate Oks city-county consolidation bill
Hays Daily News, 3/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Linn
County authorizes city to administer ARRA funds
Leavenworth Times, 3/20/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Pittsburg holds day on the hill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/20/2009

Ben Wearing
Let's put taxpayers first [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/22/2009

Joshua Ames
County votes to accept hazardous mitigation grant
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/24/2009

Jordan Chapman
County will see no aid from stimulus
Junction City Daily Union, 3/24/2009

Senate approves changes in wireless laws
Junction City Daily Union, 3/24/2009

Times News Service
Pott Co. new construction down 15 percent
Manhattan Mercury, 3/24/2009

Tim Carpenter
Bill alters zoning rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2009

Chris Green
Measure would clear path for mining permits
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Funds to be presented
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2009

Christine Metz
City approves buy-local policy
Lawrence Journal World, 4/8/2009

Loren Stanton
Annexations in jeopardy
Johnson County Sun, 4/8/2009

Steve Rose
Kill the 'Watson' bill
Johnson County Sun, 4/8/2009

Chris Green
Consolidation plan likely to wait a year
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Housing development back on track
Garden City Telegram, 4/9/2009

Canvass changes Thayer council results
Chanute Tribune, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Pittsburg Morning Sun
Fire wipes out four Pittsburg businesses
Chanute Tribune, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Leadership program gets help with grant from foundation
Garden City Telegram, 4/14/2009

Taylor Atkins
Board to hear Wright's side of story
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2009

Bob Johnson
County will build in Gas
Iola Register, 4/15/2009

Brandy Nance
County may seek neighborhood funds
Emporia Gazette, 4/16/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Parks merger moves ahead
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Brandy Nance
County continues discussion of neighborhood stabilization
Emporia Gazette, 4/17/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Delay in printing of bill puts pressure on election for Neosho Rapids
Emporia Gazette, 4/18-19/2009

Brandy Nance
Appraiser reappointed by county
Emporia Gazette, 4/24/2009

Parks and recreation work merger [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2009

Jessica Marshall
United community services doing ok with '08 allocation
Johnson County Sun, 4/29/2009

Kevin Flaherty
City to save money on lift station
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Edie Ross
Official says plant to send back funds
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Parks and recreation merger stalled [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2009

Bill Felber
County revenues off a mere half million
Manhattan Mercury, 5/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dan Deming
Siemens: endless community potential
Hutchinson News, 5/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
City will seek stabilization grant
Emporia Gazette, 5/28/2009



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